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Thank you for choosing Tidewater Orthopaedics for your care. We take pride in helping patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under the specialists care.

Read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics.

You can also read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics by visiting the doctor profiles.

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Patient Reviews

“I went to see Dr. Sablan in reference to having issues with my elbow. He gave me a bunch of different options prior to scheduling me for surgery. He was very informative about the procedure prior to the surgery. After the procedure he talked to me about what he did and called me a few days later to check on me and see how i was doing. He was very professional and concerned about how I was doing. I would recommend him to anyone who needed help with an elbow injury.”
– Richard M.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“Explained issue, protocol to ease pain, and showed/explained my X-Ray. Very pleasant and took time to talk to me rather than rushing me through.”
– Anita L.
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“Dr. Sablan has been treating me for a previous surgery from another surgeon on my shoulder and elbow. He has been very informative about what is going on. He has done several test before just doing another surgery. He is very pleasurable to talk with. Now that he has all the test results I have a surgery date scheduled. I feel very confident in his decisions.”
– Darlene A.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“Dr. Mason is my go to doctor whenever I have back pain. I have been going to see him for a couple of years and it seems he has taken the time to get to know me as he probably has his other patients. He's friendly yet skilled and he is the only doctor I want to do my epidermal. he has a team that works close together and I usually come out laughing or at least smiling. Then the nurses take over.... I am on my way home in less then 30 minutes.”
– Ideluia S.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“The staff was professional & Dr. Sablan was very personable and has exceptional bedside manner. He explained the procedure in a way that was understandable & was more than willing to answer questions and concerns that I had. I would certainly recommend him to friends and family!”
– Emily R.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“Dr. Mason took x-rays and explained why I was experiencing severe lower back pain. Since then Dr. Mason gave me a shot of cortisone and arranged for me to have physical therapy. I am feeling much better and the pain has decreased significantly. Excellent care.”
– Pamela N.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“Dr. Mason was very thorough and took the time to explain my problem to my understanding. He is very easy to talk to and is very personable. I highly recommend him.”
– Jimmie D.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“Very professional and very friendly. Explained in layman terms so I could understand diagnosis and proposed treatment.”
– Stephanie B.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“Very professional and caring doctor. Explained everything pros and cons with me. Cared that I understood the surgergical process. Have and will recommend him to anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor. The medical staff at Sentara Careplex, Gary and the physical therapy staff are the best. So happy we found this group for my surgery and our son's surgery. The best experience we have ever had with a medical team.”
– Harriet H.
Treating Doctor: Loel Z. Payne, M.D.
“Excellent physician. Explained issue clearly.”
– Patricia A.
Treating Doctor: Michael E. Higgins, M.D.